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SC upholds TN legislation banning all types of lottery
New Delhi, (PTI), Feb. 07: The Supreme Court today upheld a Tamil Nadu legislation banning all types of lotteries in the State and dismissed a petition by Mizoram challenging a Madras High Court order dismissing its plea for permission to allow operation of its lottery in the southern state. A Be...
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Claim for Security Council seat - France backs India .
New Delhi, (PTI), Feb. 07: France today backed India's candidature for a permanent seat in an expanded UN Security Council and its fight against terrorism even as it expressed concern over the situation in South Asia and said war should be the last resort against Iraq. Asserting that France's...
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Suicide blast raises doubts over Tiger motives: Sri Lankan President
Colombo, (PTI), Feb. 07: Even as the LTTE and Sri Lanka government began the latest round of peace talks Friday, President Chandrika Kumaratunga said the incident of three rebels blowing themselves up after the discovery of an anti-aircraft gun on their trawler raised doubts over the genuinen...
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Southern Muslims to hold anti-war prayer rally
Pattani, Feb. 7, (TNA): The Islamic committees of five southern provinces are to hold a mass prayer rally next Saturday to protest against the US stance on Iraq, which the organizers have said is likely to attract over 50,000 participants. Mr Suriya Panjo, secretary-general of the Islamic Commit...
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Burma: Anti Muslim riots in Katha Township.
This is the first information received relating to the anti Muslim riots that occurred in Katha Township on the 24th and 25th January. The Araby High School in Inywa, Katha Township, Sagaing Division was established over thirty years ago with classes from the infant to the tenth standard and about...
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Negotiations begin with Thai carrier on direct Bagan, Angkor Wat flights
By Myo Theingi Cho and Yin Min Tun Yangon, Feb. 03 - 09: Myanmar has begun negotiations aimed at launching direct flights between Bagan and Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the director general of the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism, U Khin Maung Latt, told Myanmar Times last Wednesday. He said the neg...
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PA calls on government to step down
by Dilanthi Jayamanne The Island: The People’s Alliance called for the government to step down claiming that there was rampant corruption and incompetence in its administration. Addressing the regular press briefing yesterday, PA Media Spokesman Dr. Sarath Amunugama said the UNF government had ple...
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Govt says Thailand home to 70,000 drug dealers
Bangkok, Feb. 7, (TNA): Thailand could be harbouring as many as 70,000 drug dealers, the interior minister warned yesterday, reiterating his pledge that all government servants found involved in the drugs trade would be hunted down by February 15. Mr Wan Muhamad Noor Matha defended the government’s...
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Cambodian PM: relations with Thailand to be back to normal soon
Bangkok, Feb 8, (TNA): Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday expressed his confidence that the relationship between Thailand and Cambodia would return to normal in the near future, as the Thai government has pledged to delve deeply into motives behind late last month 's arson attacks against...
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No change in nuke doctrine: Fernandes
Chennai, Feb 08: India's nuclear doctrine will not be reconsidered unless there were extraordinary situations, Defence Minister George Fernandes asserted on Friday. He was replying to questions from newspersons in this regard on board the Coast Guard(CG) Vessel Vajra after witnessing a fleet rev...
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Permanent war crimes tribunal elected
United Nations, Saturday, February 8: The world's first permanent war crimes tribunal took a major step toward starting business on Friday when 85 nations finally elected a panel of judges, more than a third of them women. After four days of voting and 33 ballots, the nations that have ratified th...
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Sri Lankan peace talks set to conclude after progress made despite blast
By Shimali Senanayake, Associated Press Writer Berlin, (AP), Feb. 08: Sri Lankan government and Tamil rebel negotiators met Saturday to wrap up a fresh round of peace talks after overcoming a crisis over a rebel suicide blast. "It was very fortunate that we were here for peace talks at the time,...
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India expels Pakistani envoy, four others
By Naveen Thukral New Delhi (Reuters), Feb. 08: India expelled Pakistan's acting ambassador in New Delhi and four other mission staff on Saturday, deepening the chill between the nuclear-armed neighbours. The foreign ministry announcement came after Indian police accused Acting High Commissioner J...
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Black flags flown after Sri Lankan rebel suicides
By Scott McDonald Colombo (Reuters), Feb. 08: - Black flags went up in northern Sri Lanka on Saturday to honour three Tamil Tiger weapon smugglers who blew themselves up in an act that shows the deep mistrust despite talks to end the island's ethnic war. Witnesses said the flags were displayed no...
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Pakistan expels Indian envoy in retaliatory move
Islamabad, (Reuters), Feb. 08: - Pakistan expelled India's acting high commissioner and four other Indian high commission staff on Saturday in retaliation for a similar move by New Delhi earlier in the day, the foreign office said.
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A Bland end of the shorten Fifth Session of Peace Talks in Berlin with Agreement for Future Talks.
Berlin, Feb. 08: The Tamil Tigers have pledged to stop the underage recruitment in their armed forces in future. Also the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, (LTTE) has agreed to a complete cessation of recruitment of and recruitment campaigns aimed at, persons under 18 years of age. This was revea...
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Sri Lanka goes on red alert after Tiger suicide bombing
Colombo,(PTI), Feb. 08: Sri Lankan security forces were today placed on red alert as LTTE guerrillas fired rockets and mortar bombs and put up black flags to mark the death of three rebels who blew themselves up after an anti-aircraft gun was found on their trawler. Troops in the island's emba...
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Sri Lanka Tigers vow to end child recruitment
Berlin, (Reuters): Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers pledged on Saturday to stop recruiting child soldiers, one of the biggest obstacles to the rebels' hopes of being seen as a legitimate political party. The rebels also agreed -- at the end of two days of peace talks in Berlin on ending a war that has ki...
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We have cleared up your sinuses, let us work on your hearing
Compiled by: V. Rajeny A little old lady goes to the doctor and says, "Doctor, I have this problem with gas, but it really doesn't bother me too much. They never smell and are always silent. As a matter of fact, I've passed gas at least 20 times since I've been here in your office. You didn't kno...
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Searchers Snare Shuttle Nose Cone
HHemphill, Texas (AP) Recovery teams sent in a helicopter Wednesday to hoist the damaged nose cone of space shuttle Columbia from an east Texas forest as authorities cracked down on looting. NASA also sent a team to California to inspect material that might be part of one of Columbia's wings. Poss...
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